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The film is set in and on an exclusive & elite island compound in Canada. The compound has everything one would ever need. A grocery, a drugstore, tennis courts, olympic sized swimming pool, doctor's & dentist offices, room service. The compound includes everything that your little heart desires, plus an extra surprise of parasites roaming in air vents, plumbing, & elevators that resemble a strange cross between a giant,slimy garden slug, a small phallic symbol and a smokey-link breakfast sausage.
This is definitely a catastrophic/end of the world type movie because as the film and the parasites progress to all the inhabitants of the island, there really is only one conclusion...
Of course, I won't give away the ending, but for anyone who enjoys films like Night Of The Living Dead, Outbreak, Dawn Of The Dead, 28 Days, or genre films that feature zombies/animals/mutants/disease taking over the entire world, you will enjoy this movie. Happy Watching!
Shot on a shoestring budget and in a whirlwind 15 days in Montreal, "Shivers" (also known as "They Came from Within") is Canadian horror visionary and all-around Creepy Guy David Cronenberg's astounding, jaw-dropping little gem about the end of the world, in which humanity doesn't go out with a Bang or a Whimper, but more of a Moan.
But let's get something out of the way right now: David Cronenberg is a genius and, for my money, one of the top 3 horror film directors *ever*. And while it's certainly useful to view "Shivers" as a preview of coming attractions---without a doubt, it's amazing what the young Cronenberg was able to pull off under severe budgetary, time, and talent limitations---the movie stands on its own as a ground-breaking little nugget of unflinching grue that burrows under your skin and truly disturbs.
Things break down quickly in "Shivers", which is about a medical experiment gone horribly wrong, and the terrible toll it takes on the residents of a luxury island apartment complex outside Montreal---and from there the world.
The film's mad scientist (a nice turn by Fred Doederlein, who pops up again as the yoga master in "Scanners") wants to produce designer parasites that can be introduced into a body, devour a failing organ, and 'become' that organ, thus helping its host at the cost of a little blood.Read more ›
U.K. Distributor Arrowfilms is the only Distributor so far to release SHIVERS on BLU-RAY
as they did with RABID which I've also typed a review about, RABID is also on Blu-ray now courtesy of Arrowfilms
the HD transfer for Shivers is exactly the same as the RABID HD transfer
Done in Toronto Canada under David Cronenberg's supervision
which was then sent to Arrowfilms
and i tell you the quality is very Good, very nice sharp & clear picture quality, very nice colour restoration aswell
cannot same the same for the Sound quality, the Audio mix is only a 1.Read more ›
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Great movie but dated. If you can appreciate old movies, this will be a fun ride.Published 3 months ago by Ron Bettencourt
I only watched it b because David Croneberg was the director. Stick with his later movies.Published 3 months ago by morley shaw
A bit dated but an amusing premise. I watched it originally many years ago. Good for a laugh...Published 3 months ago by Rob